KSA to Focus on Age Verification for Online Betting

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Netherlands gaming regulator KSA has annonuced that they're focusing on operators who fail to verify a player's age in terms of compliance issues ahead of the country's online betting industry going live in 2021.

Operators who don't verify ages will be at the top of the list facing a heavy fine or potential revocation of their gaming license once the industry goes live. The KSA says that protecting gamblers in the country is their top priority, and this move will help prove that.

Speaking about the issue a KSA statement read: "Failure to verify age before the registration process has been completed also has consequences in the longer term.

"This violation is negatively taken into account at a later stage if an online gambling licence is applied for in the context of the Remote Gambling Act . This law, which is not yet in force and is currently being developed further, makes online gambling legal under strict conditions.

"The expectation is that permits can be applied for from 1 January 2021. License applicants are then tested for reliability, among other things."

The KSA believes it will license upwards of 90 operators when applications are being processed over the next year.

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13 December 2019 - 12:48pm

Yeah, of course the age rule is something that should be strictly followed not only by KSA but anywhere in the world really, you can't just allow the underage persons to gamble.